body of Christ
1 Thessalonians 4:15 – 17 The Coming Of The Lord
The Lord is coming for all believers that are saved and in the Body of Christ.
These verses will give comfort to all believers that will read them.
4:17 Rapture (“caught up together”)
4:18 Renewing our minds
How? 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
All believers should want to renew their minds daily in the word of God. We should read, learn how to study, learn how to rightly divide the word of truth, and walk by faith in the position that we have in Christ.
As believers we should be:
Waiting – “And to wait for his Son from heaven,” – 1 Thessalonians 1:10
Looking for that blessed hope – Titus 2:13
Listening for the “shout” from the Lord Jesus Christ – 1 Thessalonians 4:16
Pressing toward the mark – Philippians 3:14
Five Judgments In Scripture
The Believer’s Sins Judged at the Cross – Romans 3:25
The Body of Christ at the Judgment Seat of Christ – Romans 14:10-12
The Tribulation Judgment of Israel – Jeremiah 30:7
The Judgment of Nations to Enter the Kingdom – Matthew 25:31-46
The Great White Throne – the lost – Revelation 20:11-15
Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
How can I find out what these three mysteries are?
1 Corinthians 2:13 “comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”
So, we are going to search the scriptures to find the answer.
2:2”the mystery of God,”
Revelation 10:7 “the mystery of God should be finished,”
You will find that the mystery of God (Revelation 10) as the summation
of the prophetic program.
10:7 “the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to
Revelations 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there
were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this
world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his
Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
2:2”and of the Father,”
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will,
according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he
might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in
heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
The mystery of God the Father’s will has to do with the fact
that He is going to gather together all things in one.
He is going to head up all things under one head, and that
head is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:10 “which are in heaven” – Body of Christ
Ephesians 1:10 “and which are on earth;” – Israel
2:2”and of Christ;”
Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the
mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my
knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
The “mystery of Christ” is the body of Christ – Ephesians 3:5-6